NARS Behave Blush Review & Swatches

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NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush
NARS Behave Powder Blush

Behave

NARS Behave Powder BlushNARS Behave Powder Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a muted, light-medium pink with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-opaque to opaque (two layers). The texture was smooth to the touch but slightly thinner, and while it didn’t darken too much when applied on bare skin, I would recommend applying it over more matte skin (as opposed to dewy skin or dewy bases!) to avoid the color deepening and potentially becoming harder to blend. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.16 oz. - $187.50 Per Ounce

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” NARS' blushes, since they've been released in such a massive range of shades over the years, can vary from shade to shade to some degree. Most shades are pigmented with firmer, slightly stiffer consistencies that can also run on the thinner side, which allows greater control when picking up product but some of the more matte shades could be a bit more blendable or easier to work with.

Some of the more newly-released shades have softer, more yielding textures that are a bit creamier and are easier to blend out, though most of NARS' blushes are fairly blendable. The wear typically ranges from eight to nine hours with a few shades falling above or below this range.

Browse all of our NARS Powder Blush swatches.

Ingredients

TALC • OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE • OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE • ZINC STEARATE • TIN OXIDE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • PHENOXYETHANOL • [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) • MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) • MICA • RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) • RED 30 LAKE (CI 73360) • RED 33 LAKE (CI 17200) • RED 34 LAKE (CI 15880) • RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850) • TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) • YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] •

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Powder Blush
NARS
$30.00/0.16 oz.

88%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

Learn more about her review process here.

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It’s a pretty enough blush for everyday wear. But not something I’m going to run out and buy, though. I have Tarte Paaaarty and it serves me well enough as an everyday type of shade.

I really like this shade because I think the colour suits me and would be flattering on many. The matte finish allows other elements of your total look to shine too.

At least on my phone screen, this reminds me of a matte Orgasm. Fully aware that screens often teflect color accurately.
I like the color which would go well with my coloring.

It’s not like Orgasm at all. I have both and Behave is more of a bright peachy shade on my fair skin. Orgasm is coral.

I’m disappointed because when the initial collection photos came out, I thought this one was on the plum side. I loooove a plum blush and I would love an excuse to buy another one!

Sadly, nothing special and at this point in my collecting, I am only looking for special products. A killer colour, performance off the charts, unique and not a product or shade I have a million of all ready.

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